Category Archives: University of Toronto

Nation’s “personality” influences its environmental stewardship, shows new study

TORONTO, ON — Countries with higher levels of compassion and openness score better when it comes to environmental sustainability, says research from the University of Toronto. A new study by Jacob Hirsh, an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human … Continue reading

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How to gladden a wealthy mind

Scott Schieman, a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto explains why earning more money — beyond a certain level — doesn’t make us feel even happier and more satisfied. Continue reading

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Edward Iacobucci to become new Dean of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto today announced the appointment of Professor Edward Iacobucci as dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto for a five-year term, beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2019. … Continue reading

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University of Toronto study finds action video games bolster sensorimotor skills

TORONTO, ON — A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers … Continue reading

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Honouring World Mental Health Day at U of T

TORONTO, ON – On World Mental Health Day, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Reza Moridi visited the University of Toronto to announce continued provincial funding of the Mental Health Innovation Fund. Funding will be extended for an additional two … Continue reading

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Three Rotman MBA graduates named as Canada’s top female entrepreneurs

TORONTO, ON — Three graduates of MBA programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs. “We’re extremely proud of our graduates and their success in their … Continue reading

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Finland’s President to present scholarships and have discussions with U of T experts 

TORONTO, ON — On Friday, October 10, the University of Toronto will host a visit by His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland. The President will present scholarships to Finnish Studies students and participate in two separate … Continue reading

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Daniels Faculty Master of Landscape Architecture students take first place at 8th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture 

TORONTO, ON — The Daniels Faculty is pleased to announce that its Master of Landscape Architecture students have won first place in the 8th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture’s International Exhibition of University Projects. The announcement was made this past … Continue reading

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U of T ranks highest in Canada, 20th globally: Times Higher Education

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto was once again named the top university in Canada and one of the top 20 in the world – this time by the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, released October … Continue reading

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From Jeopardy to the classroom: IBM brings its Watson platform to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON – A group of students in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto are getting the opportunity of a lifetime. Using the vast capabilities of IBM’s Watson, the cognitive computing technology widely known for winning … Continue reading

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